## Supporting participation of Uganda in the International Mathematical Olympiads

Period: January-July 2019.
At a glance:
• Total donations until May 29, 2019: $7914, wired and received by the Uganda Mathematical Society. • 13 interactive lessons (3 hours each) online through videoconferencing between March - June 2019, given by former olympiad participants from Romania. • Project (in Romanian) Statement: I believe that mathematical education is the key to success in the 21st century, for the developed as well as for the poorest countries of the world. As a Romanian student in the 1990's, I benefited myself from scholarships from richer countries. They greatly facilitated my education. I wish that the excellent students of today's poor countries get the same type of help I got at their age, encouraging them to pursue a career in mathematics. Goal: I want to strengthen participation in the International Mathematical Olympiad for teams from developing sub-Saharan African countries like Uganda. The IMO is the leading international math competition for high-school students, taking place annually since 1959. To get an idea about what it is like for a student to qualify for the IMO but not be able to make the trip, read here. News about the Uganda team preparing for the 2019 IMO. Training lessons: • March 1, 2019: A first training session via tele-conferencing was offered by Dragos Manea: introduction to combinatorics - arrangements, permutations, combinations. • March 6, 2019: I have animated a training session to evaluate their overall level. There was a power outage in Makerere University, so I could not receive any video stream from them, they were on audio only. • March 12, 2019: Again myself, on: the irrationality of \sqrt{2}; the functional equation f(x+y) = f(x)+f(y); some geometry (this seem to be the strong point). Their audio was not that good, unfortunately. The students rated our audio communication 9/10 and the blackboard image 6/10. • March 15, 2019: Lucian Țurea gave an introductory lesson on number theory: existence of the modular inverse of a number a modulo n if (a,n)=1. • March 18, 2019: Sergiu Moroianu III. We reviewed elementary properties of the circle and inscriptible quadrilaterals. • March 20, 2019: Radu Bumbăcea. Combinatorics. • May 3, 2019: Sergiu Moroianu IV: the Euler line; a proof of Thales using areas; sequances defined by reccurence relations (Fibonacci); a problem with ants falling from the sky on a rod. • May 20, 2019: Radu Bumbăcea II: Problems with reccursion and induction. • May 24, 2019: Radu Bumbăcea III: Reccursion and induction. • May 28, 2019: Liviu Păunescu: The pigeonhole principle - theory and examples. • May 29, 2019: Radu Bumbăcea IV: More induction and reccursion. This was Radu's final lesson, as he is about to leave for a summer math camp in the USA. Thanks a lot Radu for your generosity! • June 7, 2019: Sergiu Moroianu V: Finished the problem with ants falling from the sky. Tournament problems (pigeonhole principle). Fun problems. • June 12, 2019: Sergiu Moroianu VI: Problem with moves of a colored polygon. A diophantine equation with prime unknowns. Geometry. • June 14, 2019: Flavian Georgescu: chordal line of two circles and applications. • Private donations: To protect your privacy while keeping the donation process transparent, I will mention your first name and last name initial. • On April 20 I have wired$3868 (from private donations) to the Uganda Math Society. They received it on April 25, 2019.
• On May 20 I have wired $646 from private donations to the Uganda Math Society. • As of November 15, 2019 we have gathered$946, to be used for supporting Uganda's participation in IMO2020.
• Thanks a lot for your donation!
Institutional donations:
• On April 20 the SSMR has wired \$3400 to the Uganda Math Society, from a generous sponsorship of Frame Film. They received it on March 19, 2019.
• Your company too may support Uganda's participation in the IMO by sponsoring the SSMR (Societatea de Stiinte Matematice din Romania). The SSMR has pledged to support its counterpart, the Uganda Mathematical Society, the organizer of math olympiads in Uganda, by awarding them a grant from the proceeds of sponsorships or donations specifically intended for the mathUganda project. Here is an article in the Uganda press about the SSMR-UMS cooperation.
Various grant applications:
• I applied for a contribution from the Skyhook Foundation.
• I had submitted an application with Elsevier for a Philanthropy grant aimed at supporting activities to advance mathematical sciences in developing nations. The application was rejected on 06.03.19.

• Contact: Sergiu Moroianu. Please Email Me if you want to join this effort.

Company Date Amount donated
Frame Film 27.02.2019 14500 lei
Name Date Amount donated
Sergiu M. 27.01.2019 100 euro
Raluca C. 29.01.2019 10 euro
Lucretia M. 29.01.2019 5 euro
Luminita S. 29.01.2019 500 lei
Dan T. 07.02.2019 500 lei
Marius B. 09.02.2019 50 euro
Ovidiu S. 11.02.2019 10 euro
Tudor M. 11.02.2019 100 euro
Andrei U. 11.02.2019 25.63 euro
Bogdan I. 12.02.2019 100 lei
Mihai C. 13.02.2019 300 lei
Mirela B. 13.02.2019 200 lei
Liviu O. 13.02.2019 25 euro
Andreea G. 14.02.2019 15 euro
Iulian C. 14.02.2019 15 euro
Liviu M. 14.02.2019 500 lei
Lucian B. 14.02.2019 200 lei
Anne-Marie I. 15.02.2019 300 lei
Dorin P. 15.02.2019 100 lei
anonim 18.02.2019 300 lei
Wladimir B. 18.02.2019 200 lei
Ovidiu P. 18.02.2019 100 lei
Vasile B. 19.02.2019 100 dolari
anonim 19.02.2019 200 lei
Cezar J. 20.02.2019 200 lei
Razvan D. 20.02.2019 200 lei
Andrei R. 22.02.2019 20 lei
Radu R. 22.02.2019 501 lei
Cristian A. 22.02.2019 600 lei
Theodor M. 23.02.2019 100 euro
Cleopatra M. 24.02.2019 100 lei
Georgiana A. 25.02.2019 50 lei
Miruna B. 25.02.2019 300 lei
Sebastian P. 25.02.2019 10 euro
Liana D. 26.02.2019 50 lei
Constantin T. 26.02.2019 100 lei
Adrien B. 27.02.2019 50 euro
Geoff S. 28.02.2019 55,39 euro
Sorin D. 01.03.2019 200 lei
Marian A. 01.03.2019 100 lei
Alex G. 01.03.2019 100 euro
Claudiu R. 02.03.2019 100 euro
Radu P. 05.03.2019 200 lei
Bogdan P. 06.03.2019 16,78 euro
Corina C. 06.03.2019 104,06 euro
Ioan M. 06.03.2019 50 euro
Iulia B. 06.03.2019 10 lei
Ionut T. 07.03.2019 200 lei
Alexandru S. 08.03.2019 171,28 euro
George P. 11.03.2019 50 euro
Daniel C. 11.03.2019 474 lei
Simona D. 14.03.2019 250 lei
anonim 15.03.2019 100 euro
Rares S. 18.03.2019 100 lei
Wladimir B. 20.03.2019 200 lei
Radu B. 25.03.2019 100 lei
Lucian T. 25.03.2019 300 lei
Adriana E. 25.03.2019 300 lei
Liria T. 26.03.2019 250 lei
Gentiana D. 10.04.2019 100 euro
Wladimir B. 16.04.2019 200 lei
Dan I. 26.04.2019 10 euro
Corina C. 28.04.2019 20 lei
Mihnea M. 28.04.2019 10 lei
Emma C. 05.05.2019 30 lei
Mihnea M. 16.05.2019 20 lei
Sergiu M. 20.05.2019 559 dolari
Wladimir B. 16.05.2019 200 lei
Marian A. 23.05.2019 50 lei
Laurentiu M. 13.06.2019 100 lei
Adrian C. 13.06.2019 100 lei
Mihai F. 01.07.2019 200 dolari
Vlad R. 08.07.2019 100 euro
Jean-Marc S. 18.07.2019 100 euro
Maria & Bruno N. 18.07.2019 100 euro
Sandra G. 7.10.2019 300 lei

The French Connection: Brigitte Moroianu extended our project in France, raising additional private donations:
 Madeleine A. 21.03.2019 100 euro Etienne A. 25.03.2019 100 euro J-L. & M. A. 03.05.2019 50 euro Marie M. 29.06.2019 100 euro Heloise & Pierre-Marc A. 15.11.2019 100 euro

modificat: 10 octombrie 2019